Satin Sheen is a high quality acrylic water-based coating that dries to a smooth satin sheen finish.

  • Outstanding interior and exterior durability;

  • Stain and scrub resistant;

  • Very high alkali resistance;

  • Non Yellowing;

  • Fast drying and over coating properties;

  • Can be applied to damp surfaces;

  • Water based, therefore all equipment can be cleaned with water;

  • Very low odour.


Satin Sheen is a finishing paint for interior and exterior surfaces. Excellent finishes obtained on new plaster, skimmed plaster (Crete stone), fibre cement, composition board, brickwork including face brick, previously painted surfaces in sound condition. An appropriate primer should be used. Highly recommended for all above surfaces where a satin-sheen, good adhesion, alkali resistance and water resistance is required.


All above technical data are based on SATIN SHEEN white only. Coverage / spreading rate of colours depend on condition and porosity of the surface and the manner in which SATIN SHEEN is applied and used. A wide range of colours can be obtained through our tinting system.

  • TYPE  -  Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion;

  • DRYING TIME  -  Surface: 1/2 - 1hour (23 Degree Celsius and 50% Relative Humidity);

  • HARD DRY  -  3 - 4 hours (at 23 Degree Celsius and 50% Relative Humidity);

  • OVERCOATING  -  4 Hours;

  • VISCOSITY  -  102 - 104 KU;

  • SPECIFIC GRAVITY  -  1.19 - 1.39;

  • FINISH  -  Satin Sheen;

  • WEIGHT SOLIDS  -  22 - 44%

  • VOLUME SOLIDS  -  31 - 33% (100u wet film will give 30u dry film);

  • SPREADING RATE  -  7 - 8 sq.m. per litre (to obtain a continuous film without full coverage;

  • COVERAGE (THEORETICAL)  -  8 - 9m² per litre;

  • FLASH POINT  -  Not applicable;

  • COLOUR RANGE  -  White plus a range of colours;

  • PACKING SIZE  -  1 Litre, 5 Litre and 20 Litre.


  • READY  -  for use with brush or roller;

  • SPRAY  -  application is not recommended;

  • THINNING  -  Not recommended;




Remove dust, dirt and plaster splashes. Cut out large cracks and brick up, plaster, cretestone and fill with suitable Crack Filler and sand smooth when dry.

  • Apply one coat of Masonry Primer depending on condition of surface and quality of final finish required;

  • Asbestos cement surfaces should be pre-wet before applying the first coat;

  • Apply one or two coats of Satin Sheen, depending on quality of finish required and condition of surface;

  • Allow at least 4 hours drying time between coats;

  • Apply one or two coats of Satin Sheen, depending on quality of finish required and condition of surface.



P.V.A, Eggshell, Gloss or Acrylic Emulsion in good condition:

  • Wash down with water or detergent to remove all dirt, grease and paint other contaminants;

  • Cut out large cracks and imperfections; fill with a recommended Crack Filler and sand smooth when dry;

  • Apply one or two coats of Satin Sheen, depending on quality of the finish required and condition of surface;

  • Allow at least 4 hours drying time between coats.

P.V.A, Eggshell, Gloss or Acrylic Emulsion in bad condition:

  • Remove completely by scraping, wire brushing and hydro blasting to bare sound surface;

  • Stop and fill all large cracks and imperfections with recommended Crack Filler, allow to dry and sand smooth when dry;

  • Apply one coat of Masonry Primer and allow drying;

  • Apply one or two coats of Satin Sheen allowing at least 4 hours drying time between coats.


  • Do not apply direct to new galvanised iron, sand blasted steel or aluminium;

  • Application to areas where temperature exceeds 60 deg. C - is not recommended;

  • Application to cold surfaces below 5 degrees Celsius is not recommended;

  • For diluting use water only if required;

  • Do not use Mineral Turpentine, Lacquer Thinners or Meths for diluting as this will alter or destroy the quality and performance of Satin Sheen;

  • Clean all equipment and tools with water after use.


  • The ambient temperature must be between 4ºC and 40ºC and humidity between 10% and 85%;

  • Do not paint too early as the wall may still be damp - paint only when the walls are dry;

  • Do not paint in too hot weather, rather paint early morning and after lunch, the slower the paint dries, the longer it lasts;

  • Excessive application thickness and/or rapid drying could lead to cracking;

  • Avoid applying under adverse weather conditions as this could result in poor product performance;

  • Excessively friable surfaces should be cleaned down prior to primer application;

  • To assure smooth surface, paint corner to corner - from top to bottom - never halfway up and half way down;

  • Apply wet on wet, roll top to bottom overlapping half wet half dry.


Painting is a relatively user-friendly activity if the proper precautions are taken to ensure safety

  • Always keep out of reach of children and animals;

  • Do not take in orally - harmful if swallowed. Seek medical attention and do not induce vomiting;

  • If accidental contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water or a good quality skin cleaner;

  • If accidental contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice;

  • Do not let a freshly painted room be occupied, particularly not by older people, children, or pets;

  • Wear a respirator if the area being painted cannot be adequately ventilated, and work for short periods only;

  • Ventilate the area to be painted, opening all doors and windows and using fans during application and drying;

  • Protect floors with cloth dropcloths, not plastic, which is far more slippery;

  • Do not paint or store paint near any heat source such as a water heater or fireplace, and never smoke while painting;

  • Make sure your ladder is in good shape. Set the legs on an even surface and lock the cross braces. Do not stand on the top of the ladder nor on the utility shelf. If you are having difficulty reaching a spot, get down from the ladder and move it rather than leaning out;

  • Clean up carefully and thoroughly when you are done for the day;

  • If rags have alkyd paint or thinner on them, leave them to dry outside to avoid any chance of spontaneous combustion;

  • Choose an area inaccessible to children and pets, and when they are thoroughly dry, take them to a toxic-waste dump site.


Different surfaces and environmental conditions require specific painting systems to produce the best possible results - It is, therefore, recommended that you contact a representative from Classic Paints for advice on all your painting requirements, whenever possible.


27/05/2018 - This supercedes all previous publications - This technical data furnished is obtained from controlled laboratory tests under ideal application conditions. No guarantee of any performance characteristic is given or implied and we do not hold ourselves responsible for any consequential damage of whatsoever nature that may arise from use of our products. In the event of a proven product fault our liability will be limited to the replacement of the product only. It is the users responsibility to confirm the currency of product data sheets.

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